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economic and social importance of the eight-hour movement.

Gunton, George.

economic and social importance of the eight-hour movement.

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Published by American Federation of Labor in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hours of labour

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    SeriesEight-hour series, no. 2
    The Physical Object
    Pagination24 p.
    Number of Pages24
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15178588M

    The eight-hour day movement or hour week movement, also known as the short-time movement, had its origins in the Industrial Revolution in Britain, where industrial production in large factories transformed working life. The use of child labour was common. The working day could range from 10 to 16 hours for six days a week. [1] [2] trade unions. Karl Marx saw it as of vital importance to the.


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